I had a chat with a bus driver the other day. I noticed he had a new screen for his cash box. He said that drivers won’t be managing any of the Compass Card fares. He says that many of the readers are pointed away from the drivers. Drivers won’t be able to know what kind of Compass Card a passenger is using. So drivers … Continue reading Compass Card Chat
I had the rotten luck of not being able to ride transit for a whole week. I know that sounds like a weird statement, but a week like this is rare for me. With work and off-site presentations, I ended up needing the car a lot this week. Add in the major SkyTrain malfunction on Tuesday and I ended up driving on a day that … Continue reading Compass Card – Cards Expired!
It’s been another week tapping the leftover amount on my Compass Card. It’s October 19th and I have just under $60 left in my balance. I think the money is lasting a little longer since I only get $1.75 deducted per ride with a Concession card. Here are a few of my thoughts from the past week. I really want a way to track my … Continue reading The Card Keeps Tapping – Post Compass Card Beta Test (October 19, 2013)
As a selected beta tester for the new Compass Card, I am very excited to have the chance to use the card. And here it is! It just arrived in the mail yesterday. Apparently, I’ve received the Concession version of the Compass Card. The back of the card says: This card may only be used by children 5-13 years, Secondary Students 14-19 years possessing a … Continue reading The Compass Card is Here!